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John Tuska Stoneware Sculpture

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John Tuska (Lexington, Kentucky; 1931-1998)
Untitled, late 20th century
Stoneware sculpture
Signed to the right arm

A stoneware sculpture by artist John Tuska (Lexington, Kentucky; 1931 – 1998). This sculpture features a pinch form figure posed in a backbend. It is signed to the right arm and is presented on a wooden base.

Tuska was a Kentucky-based artist born in Yukon, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his sculptures, ceramics, paper casts, inks, and watercolors. He acquired his formal education at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, New York. After serving in the U.S Navy, he became an educator at the University of Kentucky, which commissioned him to produce his first and last major works in ceramic Genesis (1969) and bronze Illumine (1995). His work can be found in multiple institutions including Museum of Arts and Science, Georgetown College, Krannert Art Museum, Palmer Art Museum, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Kentucky Art Museum, among many others.

From the artist’s estate


- dust and dirt residue to sculpture; slight discoloration to slip; marks, dents, and dirt residue to wooden base.


9.0" W x 7.5" H x 5.5" D

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